MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN
Visit my website: cherylzandtcounseling.com
Text or call: 202-960-0490 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keeping up appearances is draining.
The synthesis of compassion and learning creates a safe place to examine what hasn’t been
working, while also drawing upon a breadth of expert information to create effective
alternatives. I help people find what they need to be able to start feeling better.
With patience, encouragement, and practice, change can happen.
I am a licensed professional counselor and have extensive experience working with both new
and long-term anxiety, stress, self-doubt, life transitions, communication difficulties, parenting
issues, and existential crises. With nearly 20 years in practice, I am known for helping people
navigate complex and limiting situations.
I live with my husband, our daughter, a cat, and a “pet” wild cardinal who comes to visit when
he’s called. When I’m not in the office, I’m either reading, outdoors, in a museum, or playing
Anxiety, Stress, and Worry
Persistent worry, feeling shaky and breathless, a sense of losing control, and negative or
frightening thoughts can all feel uncomfortable, confining, and even dangerous. Anxiety can
seem like it has a permanent and controlling role in your life. Thankfully, evidence-based
treatments can significantly help to reduce anxiety and increase your sense of well-being.
Learning to recognize anxious cues in your thoughts, emotions, and body while learning how to
respond helpfully to them can give back so much time, energy, and choices that anxiety takes
I teach anxious adults skills to help them feel better, and to become confident in knowing
how to deal effectively with anxiety, and specialize in working with OCD, phobias, panic attacks,
and autistic/Aspergers professionals.
New and Established Couples
When you think you know someone so well, it can be surprising or even frustrating to
encounter situations that interfere with your peace at home. It is totally normal to face
significant changes over time as a couple, despite the widespread assumption that your
original attraction and romance should be enough to sustain you through several decades.
Letting problems linger due to embarrassment or hoping they will go away on their own delays
the relief of finding a good solution and can make issues harder to work through.
Guided by research that supports the best long-term outcomes for a mutually satisfying
relationship, I help you find solutions that best fit your needs, offer a fresh perspective, and
which feel fair.
Issues that I help couples deal with include expectations and agreements about money,
preferences for sex and intimacy, no (or low) sex relationships, effective communication and
arguments, household roles and expectations, cultural and religious differences, relationship
effects of long-term health issues of one or both partners, coping with emotional, sexual, and
financial infidelity, LGBTQIA, revising shared goals through stages of life, interactions with
families of origin, issues with children and parenting, fertility, finding and maintaining an ideal
balance of work and free time, and celebrating special occasions in mutually enjoyable ways.
I offer a special package for premarital couples: $650 for 4 sessions before your wedding and a
complimentary post-wedding follow up session.
Request an Appointment
text or call 202-960-0490
My rate is $160 per 50 minute session. Payment can be made by credit card or check.
My professional services qualify for reimbursement out of network by most insurance policies.
To ensure maximum flexibility and privacy in offering services best suited to your individual
needs, I do not participate in-network with insurance panels. Reimbursement rates vary based
on individual plan terms, but often offer comparable rates of coverage to in-network rates.
Clients receive monthly superbills with all information needed to submit for out of network